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Well just the first prang with the bike and it isn't even 3 weeks old! In torrential rain crawling alongside stationary traffic and some **** decided to try to do a u turn at the exact moment I was next to him :mad: Classic SMIDSY. Luckily got away with the impact on the front engine mount so only got a cracked front fairing and a very slightly scuffed engine casing, he got his light, indicator and wing screwed. :) Another bonus point for the naked bike, a faired one would have needed a whole side panel.

In fact the bike is so tough the car bounced off >:D
 

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Well just the first prang with the bike and it isn't even 3 weeks old! In torrential rain crawling alongside stationary traffic and some **** decided to try to do a u turn at the exact moment I was next to him :mad: Classic SMIDSY. Luckily got away with the impact on the front engine mount so only got a cracked front fairing and a very slightly scuffed engine casing, he got his light, indicator and wing screwed. :) Another bonus point for the naked bike, a faired one would have needed a whole side panel.

In fact the bike is so tough the car bounced off >:D
Not Good !!
At least you and the bike are relativley ok though.
How did he get away with his wing mirror still intact coz im **** sure I would have taken that too >:D
 

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Aaaauuwww...sorry to read this...I hope no injuries
 

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Sorry to hear that mate. Did the police get called?
And I agree SMIDSY's should be dealt with harshly as they are the most pig ignorant of cagers.
 

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Nah everyone is ok and kept the bike on two wheels. New bit of fairing and an engine cover and it will be good as new luckily.
 

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A litte bit of education needed :)
What is SMIDSY's?
 

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Actually now the bike has dried out I have had a proper look and basically just a very small crack in the lower part of the radiator cowling, broken bottom clip and a light scuff across the lhs engine cover.

Happy with that considering he will need a new wing, respray, headlight and indicator! :)

Probably would have ended up much worse if had fitted crash bungs as it would have dug in as that was the point of impact.
 

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Are you going through insurance or giving him a bill?
I over estimated the cost of the damage and followed him to the cashpoint with the understanding that I would be pursuing it and him if for any reason that didn't cover it!
 
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